Grants

Grants

Be[You]

The Fairbanks Wellness Coalition’s (FWC) purpose is to foster wellness through primary prevention and advocacy. As part of our work, we hope to prevent the use of teen drinking, dispel the stigma of accessing behavioral health assistance and promote responding to signs of suicide among teens (ages 12 to 18) in the Fairbanks North Star Borough. As part of our prevention efforts, the Fairbanks Wellness Coalition is developing positive community norming messages for teens (ages 12 – 18) that combine promoting the positive, hopeful fact that the majority of local teens don’t use alcohol, promoting the importance and acceptability of seeking behavioral health services and promoting addressing signs of suicide.

To deliver these messages to those aged 12 – 18 through positive activities, the Coalition is offering two new, and two renewal, $7,500 grants to youth organizations to lead an organize a team consisting of one adult advisor and a minimum of five teens. Two teams will consist of middle school aged teens (ages 12 – 14) and the other two, high school age teens (ages 15 – 18). The same grantee may apply for both grants. Between the four grants, no more than $30,000 will be distributed between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2021. There is a required cash match of 10% of the total amount awarded. No state or federal funds may be used for the cash match. This award is contingent on continued funding being awarded by the State of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services.

Deadline for proposals is Friday, July 31, 2020. Submit the required proposal documents by email to: info@fairbankswellness.org.

Download the FY21 Be[You] RFP here!

Community Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Trainer

Increasing and sustaining the use of QPR in the Fairbanks North Star Borough is another strategy of the Fairbanks Wellness Coalition.

To increase QPR, the Fairbanks Wellness Coalition (FWC) is accepting proposals from organizations to plan and provide sustainable QPR services to the Fairbanks North Star Borough building upon actions already taken. The maximum amount of funds to be distributed by FWC will be $20,000 between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021. This award is contingent on funding being awarded by the Alaska Department of Health & Social Services. No more than 10% of the funds can be used for facilities and administration. There is a required cash match of 10% of the amount awarded during FY21 (July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021). No state or federal funds can be used for cash match.

Deadline for proposals is Friday, July 31, 2020.  Submit the required proposal documents to Til Beetus, FWC Coordinator, by email: info@fairbankswellness.org.

Download the FY21 Community QPR RFP here!